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16 minutes ago, NoSmokeNoPoke said:

Awesome! Where in Glasgow do you know? Tried google and don’t see it. Where are you based? 

 

https://www.xhpflashtool.com/#flashpoints

 

They are listed as the following:

 

Ultraxenon Ltd

269 Alexandra Parade 
G31 3AD Glasgow, GB

info@customisedvehicles.co.uk
0141 554 0486

 

I'm a good few hours away from you, I'm on the Wirral between Chester and Liverpool so not exactly down the road! :(

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6 minutes ago, Mashed Potatoes said:

 

https://www.xhpflashtool.com/#flashpoints

 

They are listed as the following:

 

Ultraxenon Ltd

269 Alexandra Parade 
G31 3AD Glasgow, GB

info@customisedvehicles.co.uk
0141 554 0486

 

I'm a good few hours away from you, I'm on the Wirral between Chester and Liverpool so not exactly down the road! :(

Thank you very much for the info. I have emailed them so I’ll see what comes back. If they don’t do it I may well be making the Trip to you. 

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10 hours ago, RightHandGoose said:

NOSMOKENOPOKE.....

 

I would be interested in what the place Glasgow says as well, I was supposed to contact them a few months after a discussion with Mash............

I just got a call back from them and they said they can do the flash. The guy on the phone didn’t give me great confidence to be honest but He said it’s £270 and takes a couple of hours. He’s getting back to me with a date for it. 

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4 hours ago, NoSmokeNoPoke said:

I just got a call back from them and they said they can do the flash. The guy on the phone didn’t give me great confidence to be honest but He said it’s £270 and takes a couple of hours. He’s getting back to me with a date for it. 

 

If you don't mind me asking, what made them not fill you with confidence? I have no affiliation with them, it's just outright curiosity. We only sell the xHP software because we ran it on our own cars first as regular users to see what it was like. After being amazed with it ourselves and speaking to Clemens - one of the guys that set up xHP and developed it, we were completely sold and signed up to be dealers for their software - we were one of the first in the UK to sign up to become dealers for them, and at one point there was nobody else apart from me and Gareth at Map Tech over near Scunthorpe (we've worked together for years) in the North. There were literally no other dealers higher up the country between us two and the north coast of Scotland. 

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Today we've had a 2016 VW Transporter in with the 2.0TDi 114BHP engine. The 114BHP engine and 150BHP engine are identical, just tuned differently which means there's a large reserve of power in the lower output engine. This one has gone from 114BHP standard to 185BHP, and torque has gone up from 320Nm to 410Nm. 

 

Like most of the new ECUs VW use, the Delphi DCM6.2 used in this Transporter does not read through the OBD port, but it will write. We had access to a matching original file so tuning through the diagnostic port was not a problem! 

 

 

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On 18/04/2018 at 2:59 PM, Mashed Potatoes said:

 

If you don't mind me asking, what made them not fill you with confidence? I have no affiliation with them, it's just outright curiosity. We only sell the xHP software because we ran it on our own cars first as regular users to see what it was like. After being amazed with it ourselves and speaking to Clemens - one of the guys that set up xHP and developed it, we were completely sold and signed up to be dealers for their software - we were one of the first in the UK to sign up to become dealers for them, and at one point there was nobody else apart from me and Gareth at Map Tech over near Scunthorpe (we've worked together for years) in the North. There were literally no other dealers higher up the country between us two and the north coast of Scotland. 

The guy just seemed half asleep to be honest. Not very interested might be a better way of explaining rather than no confidence. If left me thinking do I really want this guy touching my car sort of way. I don’t know just got that feeling. 

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6 minutes ago, NoSmokeNoPoke said:

The guy just seemed half asleep to be honest. Not very interested might be a better way of explaining rather than no confidence. If left me thinking do I really want this guy touching my car sort of way. I don’t know just got that feeling. 

 

That's fair enough. I know a lot of places seem to offer it as a side thing when mapping isn't their main business.

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More hybrid turbos! 

 

This time for a 122BHP BMW 118D. We'll aim to make around 200-220BHP in this one. The turbo will blow enough air for more, but the car has a standard clutch and 150,000 miles on. So despite it sharing the same internals as the 163BHP 120D we won't lean on it too hard. Fitting tomorrow after we've cleaned the sump and done a few other odds and sods on it then mapping can begin. The base map is done, then it's time for a couple of days of testing and tweaking. This turbo features a larger compressor and exhaust wheel with cut back exhaust blades, slightly enlarged inlet pipe, beefier shaft and oil seals. 

 

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Can I ask where this turbo is from??

When I was looking, nobody was offering a Hybrid Mitsubishi unit for the M47TU2, only the Garrett Turbos as fitted to the later N47 engined cars..

 

What sort of ££ are we talking for an exchange deal? 

 

Cheers. 

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That's unusual, I'm sure I've got them before. Send me a PM with your VIN number on and I'll see what the options are for them. I use two different guys for my hybrids depending on what I'm doing so I'll see what they can come up with.

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2006 BMW 118D - 127BHP standard.

 

Harper Motorsport hybrid turbo @ 1.9bar

Decat

Stage 3 tuning + EGR deactivation + launch control

 

I think my favourite parts of this car are the tow bar and the little standard down-turned exhaust! It really pulls well too!

 

Now producing over 220BHP - video to follow but for now, a little teaser of the launch control testing.

 

To everyone that has sent me PMs over the past couple of days, I WILL get back to you, I'm just running out of hours in the day at the moment!

 

Mark

 

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New ways to get in touch! There's now new ways to get in touch with us outside office hours!

 

Aside from our office line listed on our website, you can also now contact us the following ways:

 

Mobile - 07384 468 908 (this will be available until 7pm)

Whatsapp - 07384 468 908 (available until 7pm but messages will be answered after if we're available)

BBM - HarperMS (as above)

email - sales@harpermotorsport.co.uk (we will get back to you within 24 hours of your enquiry)

 

You can also follow us on Instagram (account setup done today so I'll be uploading over the next few days playing catchup!) - https://www.instagram.com/harpermotorsport/

 

 

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Epic thread bump.

 

It's been a busy month! Jake had more work done to his car in the hopes of getting into Drift Cup, but unfortunately didn't quite score highly enough despite driving incredibly well, the standard of entry was VERY high. The car will be back to us for some more upgrades in the handling and maybe speed department once the budget allows. For a 16 year old he will outdrive most people - he's fearless. For people interested in following him he can be found on Instagram as jakelynch_drift.

 

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We've had numerous parts in and out, Powerflex and SuperPro bushes, HardRace suspension arms (some more of which are due in next week), some more forum members have been through and we've had some more unusual cars in for us. For example this Audi S5 with decats and AMG style burble on the overrun. 

 

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We've had some cars in for xHP gearbox maps too! Like this 525D.

 

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And a customer sent me this rolling road graph after asking us to tune their car on a local rolling road. We know what our figures will produce, but sometimes people like to see what the car will do for themselves. In this instance the customer paid for before and after rolling road runs. 258BHP/560Nm is the standard figure. The car rolled at 252BHP/552Nm. About right, and this was on a V Tech dyno which is known to be accurate. Tuned on a stage 1 made 320BHP and 704Nm. We usually underquote our figures (mainly because it's better from our perspective to slightly 'undervalue' our product and if a customer does stick their car on a rolling road and it makes more, it's all good. It's not always good if it works the other way if we claim our actual figures! We generally quote 300BHP/650Nm on our website for these but they routinely make around 320BHP and anywhere between 690-710Nm. 

 

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And we've also had some ECUs in by post. These two have been in for immobilizer disable!

 

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*bump*

 

We get asked an awful lot of questions regarding economy increases in tuned engines. More specifically diesels doing big mileage, so I've got some information from a car taken at random from the car park, and worked out some sums on it after chatting to the owner.

 

The car in question is a long wheel base Jaguar XJ. 2015 reg with the 3.0 diesel engine. Now remaps can have a big effect on fuel economy. Depending on how they're driven, for better or for worse. If you're using all of your new extra power post remap, you won't see the increase. When driven sensibly, for long distance cruising for example, you should do.

 

This car does a lot of miles, the owner works for a printing company and the car spends a lot of its life on the motorway. He estimates around 40,000 miles per year.

 

So 40,000 miles, at an average of 45MPG with the average diesel price around here being 131.9ppl works out at £5330 per year in fuel, or just over £440 per month.

 

A stage 1 remap when driven sensibly in a diesel generally causes around a 10-15% decrease in fuel consumption. This is a big heavy car that spends lots of its life cruising, so we'll go with an in the middle figure at 12% saving. This takes the average consumption to 50.4MPG. If we work that out again, that same 40,000 miles post remap will come in at £4758 or a fraction over £396 per month. A saving of £572 over the year, or the best part of £50 per month. The remap can be programmed through the OBD port, so would cost the customer £276 inc. VAT.

 

In just over 5 months the remap will have paid for itself in fuel savings.

 

 

 

 

 

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